A man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested after crashing his truck into a Fairmont Park home after a failed U-turn late Monday night in San Diego.
According to local police reports, the crash took place at around 11:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Bridgeview Drive, where a truck smashed through the home’s garage and bedroom, finally coming to rest just feet from where the home’s occupants were sleeping. Fortunately, no one inside the house was injured.
The driver of the truck told police that he was attempting a U-turn at a nearby intersection when his car sped off on its own, even though his foot was not on the accelerator. Following an investigation of the vehicle however, police found what appeared to be a pipe, and placed the driver under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
The accident inflicted major damage to the home and truck, a light blue Ford F-series pickup. Much of the garage was collapsed and destroyed, and splintered bits of wall were scattered throughout the property. The house’s landscaping was also trampled and run over.
The two residents of the home were lucky to have escaped without injury. Such an out of control accident could have inflicted serious damage the two, on top of the damages already inflicted upon the house. Nevertheless, extensive repairs will be needed to fix the damages caused by the accident, costing many thousands of dollars.
Often times the money needed to repair damages like this is not available, leaving accident victims in need for months to come. Through the help of an experience San Diego car accident lawyer, however, compensation can be recovered from those at fault to help cover the financial burdens inflicted by the incident.
At AA Accident Attorneys, we can work to get you the full amount that you deserve to get back onto your feet. We can carefully explain what legal options are available to you, and guide you through the entire legal process.
As always, we will not charge you anything for our services until your case is completed. If we do not collect on your case, then you will owe us nothing. Do not hesitate to contact us right away if you have suffered injuries in an accident. Even if you are uncertain what options you have, our accident lawyers can lay out the best course of action for you to take. Call us today for a free evaluation and to learn what we can do to help you recover.